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Code Project Contests - Windows Azure Apps

Get a pass, send a screenshot, win a Kinect or $1000 cash. Enter your Windows Azure App in our Code Project Contests!**Kinect

Send The Code Project a screenshot of your Azure application and you could win a Xbox 360 with Kinect and a grand prize of of $1,000.

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The contest begins on September 1st 2010, and runs until January 31st 2011.

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For all USA Code Project Members we’re offering a Windows Azure platform 30 day pass, so you can put Windows Azure and SQL Azure through their paces. No-cost, no credit card required. (**Enter promo code: CP001)

Here's How

  1. Build your app and take a screen shot and send to
  2. At the end of each month we'll select the best application and the winner will receive an Xbox 360 with Kinect.  The grand prize winner will be selected at the end of the contest and will take away $1,000 cold hard cash.
  3. Those who use their trial pass have a chance to enter the WEEKLY draw for a $25 Amazon gift card. To qualify applicants must send to the email and include their activation number.

The Fabulous Prizes

Xbox 360 Kinect

Xbox 360 with Kinect - one contest winner each month

  • Additionally, monthly winners could walk away with $1000 cash at the end of the contest.

Prizes will be awarded based on how tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including: Focus and scope, overall quality, coherence, and structure.

The Rules

  1. Submissions must be sent to within contest deadlines.
  2. Monthly finalists will be determined by The Code Project.
  3. The grand prize winner will be selected by The Code Project at the contest completion on January 31st, 2011.

This challenge is from The Code Project, an independent third-party company not affiliated with Microsoft, and is not a Microsoft offering.

Not sure where to start?

  1. It's not a pre-requisite but see if you qualify for = free software for start-ups
  2. Sign up for a low cost Windows Azure platform Developer offer
  3. Get started on Windows Azure platform .
  4. Learn what others are doing on Azure
  5. Get free technical support by phone, chat, email





  • Igor Ladnik - RESTful WCF + Azure AppFabric Service Bus = Access to Remote Desktop from Browser (corresponding Code Project Article)



Grand Prize Winner

  • Igor Ladnik - RESTful WCF + Azure AppFabric Service Bus = Access to Remote Desktop from Browser (corresponding Code Project Article)

Kinect, Xbox 360, and the Xbox logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

  1. The contest begins on September 1st 2010, and runs until January 31st 2011 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted to in order to qualify.
  2. Apps must follow the guidelines listed above.
  3. Apps must be on Azure
  4. No cheating, lying, stealing code, swashbuckling, or rustling.
  5. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  7. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  8. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree (with your permission) Microsoft may promote winners.
  9. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Apps winners will be decided based on how tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including: Focus and scope, overall quality, coherence, and structure.


This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of The Code Project or of Microsoft or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winner

All entries will be to submitted to Finalists will reviewed by judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined by the judges, after taking into consideration which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth below.

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of solution and how it leverages Windows Azure solutions
  • Overall uniqueness, coherence, and structure

How to Enter

Entry is by the normal article submission process or as described above. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting your entry.

Lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries will be disqualified. Any entry containing content that The Code Project deems objectionable for any reason will be disqualified. All decisions of The Code Project with respect to any aspect of the competition, including, without limitation, the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this competition. The Code Project reserves its right to modify the Rules.

All entries become the property of The Code Project who assumes no responsibility for lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, e-mail or any computer errors or malfunctions. No correspondence will be entered into with entrants.

The Code Project does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of The Code Project in its sole discretion, the competition is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the competition is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond its control, The Code Project reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the competition including cancelling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible entries. The Code Project reserves its right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the competition or to be acting in violation of the Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. The Code Project reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law for any attempts to deliberately damage the competition web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this competition. The Code Project shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the competition including any damage to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this competition or from downloading any material from the competition website where applicable.


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1 Sep 2010 - 31 Jan 2011